BBC 5 Live to join celebrations

Celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Wakefield Cathedral will be broadcast live to the nation.

BBC Radio 5 Live will be providing live bulletins throughout Sunday’s event.

The party will begin at 10.15am when children dressed up as Kings and Queens will form a parade to the Town Hall.

The Mayor of Wakefield, Coun Elaine Blezzard, and will be there to meet them before returning to the Cathedral.

At 11am there will be an open-air service.

And then at noon guests can enjoy a Big Jubilee Lunch barbecue, prepared and served by members of the Territorial Army.

There will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family including live music, performances from The Rapide Brothers, 1950s dancing with Backstep Boogie, a bar and ice-cream stalls.

A big screen will put up to provide a live link to the celebrations in London.

And at 3pm the Cathedral Bellringers will join hundreds of others across the Country in a ‘national peal’ which will signal the winding down of the festivities.

Lunch tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children aged under 12.

They can be bought at the Cathedral Shop and Wakefield Tourist Information Centre. Alternatively email events@wakefield-